Thursday, 8 June 2017

Digimap Lidar - Trial

Digimap have launched their new Lidar Digimap Collection. The new Collection is available to preview for all Digmap users until the 31st of July 2017. Lidar data can be downloaded through the Lidar Download for use in GIS and CAD applications; there is no Lidar Roam application for viewing the data.

The service allows you to download current and past Lidar data from the Environment Agency (EA), Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Lidar data is very useful when creating 3D terrains and models. For creating 3D scenes, it is very useful to use a Digital Surface Model (DSM) to create a surface and hillshading from which you can drape other data over, such as the imagery from Aerial Digimap.

They are also very keen to know what you have been doing with Lidar data in the past or what you plan to do with the Lidar data you are going to get from the new service. To find out this information from you they have put a survey in the interface and you have the chance to win a £20 Amazon just for filling it in!

Please let your Academic Support Librarian know what you think of this resource.
  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

This resource is on trial until July 31st 2017.


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